The Historic Thomas Center Wins Couples’ Choice Award


The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce that the Historic Thomas Center has been selected as a 2015 winner of’s Couples’ Choice Award. is one of the country’s most well-known wedding planning websites, and 2015 marks the second year that the Historic Thomas Center has won this recognition. The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards recognizes the top five percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, winners of the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards are determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from more than a million WeddingWire newlyweds.

“This recognition is exciting because of how many current and potential clients use to select their wedding and event venues,” says Erica Chatman, CMP, facilities coordinator. “It truly validates the hard work our staff puts into maintaining the Historic Thomas Center as a top choice among brides and families.”

Of the Historic Thomas Center, local brides said:
“The entire Historic Thomas Center is beautifully maintained and the gem of Gainesville!”
“Fabulous place, affordable with top notch attention to detail.”
“Working with their Facilities Coordinator (Erica Chatman) was a pleasure from start to finish.”
“The staff made sure we had everything we needed for the night and everything went very smoothly.”
“. . . staff are exceedingly friendly and well versed in their craft.”

To experience this award winning service for your next event, contact Erica Chatman, facilities coordinator, by phone at 352-393-8539, or email at  If you would like to leave a review, please visit the Thomas Center’s storefront on